The Comedian's Comedian Podcast

The Comedian's Comedian Podcast

United Kingdom

For anyone who writes comedy, makes comedy, loves comedy, or just has an interest in comedians and what makes them so annoying.

Episodes

216 - Andy Daly  

A phenomenally accomplished comic improviser and character comedian, Andy Daly revels in revealing the blackly comic internal lives of his creations.  We talk about his show “Review With Forrest McNeil”, discover how playing on Comedy Bang Bang helps develop his characters, find out what makes Andy’s wife roll her eyes, and enjoy a wee bit o’ blarney…   Andy performs at the Edinburgh Fringe NOW: https://tickets.edfringe.com/whats-on/andy-daly-monsters-take-your-questions   See Stu’s solo show at the Edinburgh Fringe: https://tickets.edfringe.com/whats-on/stuart-goldsmith-like-i-mean-it   Come along to Stu’s free crowd-sourced comedy experiment “Everyone’s A Comedian” at 19:30 on [...]

215 - Ivan Aristigueta  
Venezuelan Ivan is a comic powerhouse, with an intensely scientific approach underpinning his sensual performance.  Self-taught by translating classic routines into Spanish, he’s achieved a genuine mastery of the ingredients necessary for faultless joke structure; as soon as he starts outlining Louis CK’s “foundational premise”, you’ll be hooked…   Come along to Stu’s free crowd-sourced comedy experiment “Everyone’s A Comedian” at 19:30 on 14th Aug at Subway on Cowgate, Edinburgh. See Stu’s solo show at Edinburgh Fringe: https://tickets.edfringe.com/whats-on/stuart-goldsmith-like-i-mean-it  Support the podcast at: www.comedianscomedian.com/donate

 

214 - Nick Cody  
A globe-trotting man-bear with a fiery beard and a heart of gold, Nick Cody becomes the audience’s best friend on sight, but doesn’t skimp on big-hitting routines. We talk about the parallels in achievement between sport and  comedy, targeting the whole world’s audience, and Conor McGregor…   Come along to Stu’s free crowd-sourced comedy experiment “Everyone’s A Comedian” at 19:30 on 14th Aug at Subway on Cowgate.  

See Stu at Edinburgh Fringe: tickets.edfringe.com/whats-on/stuar…like-i-mean-it

Support the podcast at: www.comedianscomedian.com/donate

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213 - Simon Munnery  
Responsible for some of the funniest and most intelligent one-liners in the world, Simon Munnery has a brain like none other. Rarely will you find another comic so enthralled by serving “the idea”, whether through Kierkegaardian prose or innovative but unreliable technology.  Simon reveals his approach to writing epigrammatic jokes, and Stu gently bullies him into trying harder to get back on TV.   Extra material available at www.comedianscomedian.com/extras - including an account of the near riot of which Simon was the epicentre; as well as his take on success, his obsession with audience numbers, his invention of a better saucepan, and a quick story about Banksy’s lawyer…  

See Stu at Edinburgh Fringe: 

212 - Orlando Baxter  

A bright young thing of the Boston comedy scene, Orlando Baxter conceals a sharp wit beneath a laidback persona.  We talk about college gigs, Set-List, and why Americans ostentatiously carry their phones onstage.  We also explore his reticence to go deep into his own life experiences, the importance of putting asses in seats, and why YouTubers can’t hide…

See Stu at Edinburgh Fringe: tickets.edfringe.com/whats-on/stuar…like-i-mean-it

Support the podcast at: www.comedianscomedian.com/donate

211 - Barry Cryer  

For more than 50 years Barry Cryer OBE has been a lynchpin of British comedy. Having written for Morecambe & Wise, Tommy Cooper, The Frost Report and Kenny Everett, he still performs in “I’m Sorry I Haven’t A Clue” and will be appearing live once again at the year’s Edinburgh Festival.  We discuss joke structure, word choice and rapport, and Stu achieves a life-long ambition by telling Barry the “Beekeepers” joke.   See Barry & Ronnie Golden at Edinburgh Fringe: https://tickets.edfringe.com/whats-on/barry-cryer-and-ronnie-golden-just-the-two-at-six   See Stu at Edinburgh Fringe: https://tickets.edfringe.com/whats-on/stuart-goldsmith-like-i-mean-it   Support the podcast at: 

210 - Pippa Evans  

In-between appearing in Olivier Award-winning improvised musical “Showstopper!” and co-founding the “radically inclusive global movement” Sunday Assembly, Pippa Evans is a poly-performative stand-up, singer and actress. We talk about what made her character “Loretta Maine” so successful, and some of the inherent drawbacks; and we discuss her unique brand of self-confidence, the moment her jealousy overcame her, and how she dealt with the fallout…   See more of Pippa at www.pippaevans.com Support the podcast at LINK /donate www.comedianscomedian.com/donate Discover Stu’s new Edinburgh show at 

209 - Ed Gamble (Live at Stonefree Festival)  
Clean-cut to within an inch of his life, spunky Ed Gamble is a deft young comic who attributes his burgeoning success to being in the right place at the right time.  We discuss the affect on his persona of the “Peacock & Gamble” double-act, learn how he created comedian Nish Kumar and tremble before his voracious appetite (for tagging jokes).   Brand new “Horse” T-shirts available at discounted pre-sale price from www.comedianscomedian.com/merch   Keep the podcast free and sexy at www.comedianscomedian.com/donate  

Discover Stu’s Edinburgh fringe show at 

Micro-pod: T-shirts! “Hell Week”! Wedding Amble!  

In this quicky micro-pod, Stu talks all soppy like about his recent nuptials.  (Also T-shirt pre-sale info and a quick ad for some London previews this weekend he neglected to advertise.  At all.)

208 - Jo Brand (Live at Soho Theatre)  

Since the 1980’s Jo Brand has been synonymous with the best of British comedy, rising to the top of the industry at a time when female comics were outnumbered sixteen to one.  We find out whether her grumpiness is an act, applaud her resilience in the face of some of the disgraceful things people have said to her, and discover her feelings about the place of “fat” jokes in a perhaps more progressive 2017.   Very strong language from the beginning of the episode.   Support the podcast with a recurring donation at www.comedianscomedian.com/donate   Discover Stu’s Edinburgh fringe show at https://tickets.edfringe.com/whats-on/stuart-goldsmith-like-i-mean-it

207 - Tom Ballard  

Multiple award-botherer Tom is well-read, politically-conscious and adept at turning argument into meaningful comedy.  He’s also really aggravatingly young and funny and successful. We discuss his politicisation, his approach to writing and editing, and whether he deliberately left his show-script out on his desk for Stu to see…   Catch up with Tom at www.tomballard.com.au Tom’s podcast “Like I’m A Six Year Old“ Support the podcast with a regular or one-off donation www.comedianscomedian.com/donate
Stu’s edfringe show

206 - Lost Voice Guy (AKA Lee Ridley)  

A punchline powerhouse with a genuinely unique act, Lee Ridley is adept at skewering his audience’s unspoken prejudices. Unable to speak due to his cerebral palsy, Lee communicates entirely through an electronic aid, on- and off-stage.  We discuss how he overcomes the specific challenges this presents to a comic, and learn in more than usual detail how he “found his voice”.  And why he chose that accent…

Support the podcast with a regular or one-off donatio [www.comedianscomedian.com/donate] Follow Lee’s work at [lostvoiceguy.com] Stu’s edfringe show [https://tickets.edfringe.com/whats-on/stuart-goldsmith-like-i-mean-it]
205 - Rhys Nicholson  
Immaculate in appearance, delivery and hit-rate, Rhys Nicholson is a perfectly-balanced cocktail of a comedian.  We discuss the relationship between his face, his “face” and the world of drag, and zero in on the pressures of following up an award-nominated show…   Rhys at Edfringe https://tickets.edfringe.com/whats-on/rhys-nicholson-i-m-fine  

See Stu conclude his standup tour at Soho Theatre - www.comedianscomedian.com/soho

Support the podcast with a regular or one-off donatio - 

204 - Jeremy Hardy (Live at Soho Theatre)  

In his fourth decade as a comic, Jeremy Hardy is a staple of British comedy radio. His passion for vivid, punchline-filled writing is further enlivened by his political fervour. We find out what people most often get wrong about the birth of alternative comedy, discuss his choice of words and analogies, and explore why he hates being labelled a political comic.   Jeremy Hardy on tour - http://jeremyhardy.co.uk/tour/   Final Soho Theatre live podcast of this run with JO BRAND - www.sohotheatre.com/whats-on/the-co…cast-with-stuar   See Stu conclude his standup tour at Soho Theatre - www.comedian [...]

203 - Aunty Donna  
Aunty Donna are a six-man sketch team with specialists in video, sound design and stage direction reinforcing the classic clown family of octopus Statham, wild-eyed loon and wanking sex-monkey.  We talk about the method behind the madness, the effect their online presence has on their creativity, and the meetings required to steer a six person/six partner battleship.

www.youtube.com/user/TheAuntyDonnaChannel

www.auntydonna.com

Last chance to catch Stu live on tour in Hemel, Cardiff and Soho [www.comedianscomedian.com/tour]
  Like Stu’s Facebook Fanpage [
202 - Hannah Gadsby (Live at Melbourne Comedy Festival)  
Having grown up in Tasmania at a time when her very sexuality was illegal, Hannah Gadsby has forged her anger into an annihilating comic weapon. Her new show “Nanette” is a heart-wrenching piece of work that rails against the failings of comedy itself to tell enough of the truth. We talk about honesty and accessibility, and her decision to stop being a comedian.

See Stu’s live interview with Aunty Donna 22nd April [https://www.comedyfestival.com.au/2017/shows/the-comedian-s-comedian]

More on Hannah Gadbsy [http://hannahgadsby.com.au/]  

See Stu’s stand-up live in Melbourne [https://www.comedyfestival.com.au/2017/shows/stuart-goldsmith-title-tbc]

Like Stu’s Facebook Fanpage  [

20X - Melbourne Comedy Festival 2017 Special Post-amble  

No interview this week, but loads of great ones on the way, so this week I’m giving you an update of what’s been happening in Melbourne. 

If you’re going to the Melbourne Comedy Festival then make sure you see Deanne Smith, Aunty Donna, Aaron Chen, Tom Walker, Des Bishop, Ahir Shah, Becky Lucas and Rebecca Walker. 

Stu’s current tour of UK and Melbourne: www.comedianscomedian.com/tour

Soho live podcasts: 8th May JEREMY HARDY, 5th June JO BRAND, www.sohotheatre.com

Support the show www.comedianscomedian.com/donate

Download Stu’s stand-up 

201 - Russell Brand  

Global comedy superstar Russell Brand is studying for a degree, raising a new baby, and assembling a new two-year tour. An Essex boy with cosmic ambition, his art is obsessed with finding the transcendent in the mundane. We talk about his joy in “scribbling on reality”, how he employs language to hijack and seed discourse, and the art of disruption…   Stu’s current tour of UK and Melbourne: www.comedianscomedian.com/tour   Soho live podcasts: 8th May JEREMY HARDY, 5th June JO BRAND, www.sohotheatre.com Support the show www.comedianscomedian.com/donate Download Stu’s stand-up www.comedianscomedian.com/shop

201 - Russell Brand  

Global comedy superstar Russell Brand is studying for a degree, raising a new baby, and assembling a new two-year tour. An Essex boy with cosmic ambition, his art is obsessed with finding the transcendent in the mundane. We talk about his joy in “scribbling on reality”, how he employs language to hijack and seed discourse, and the art of disruption…   Stu’s current tour of UK and Melbourne: www.comedianscomedian.com/tour   Soho live podcasts: 8th May JEREMY HARDY, 5th June JO BRAND, www.sohotheatre.com Support the show www.comedianscomedian.com/donate Download Stu’s stand-up www.comedianscomedian.com/shop

200 - Stewart Lee  
 

One of the most iconoclastic, pioneering and influential comedians in Britain, Stewart Lee has forged his post-punk ideals into a thrillingly funny live act, with the very form at his fingertips.

We explore the deliberately uncomfortable tension between the man and the stage persona; discuss his self-imposed exclusion from the comedy community; and investigate his unshakeable conviction that he is in fact unsuccessful.

Follow Stewart on tour www.stewartlee.co.uk

Follow Stuart on tour www.comedianscomedian.com
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